FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked. If the answer to your question isn’t provided below, please feel free to contact us!

A Pre-Packet Pickup and live registration will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 4PM – 6PM, behind the U.S. Bank at 800 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 (the parking lot is between Orange Ave. & D Ave.) Participants may pick up packets for friends and families.

Bibs and T-shirts will be available at the Pre-Pickup!

There will also be registration and bib pick up on the day of the event at SUNSET PARK, SATURDAY, June 24, 2023, from 7AM until Race Start at 8AM.

No! There are officers along the route that look out for your race bibs. For military security purposes, if you don’t have your bib, you will be turned back.

No, dogs are not allowed on the race course. Since the event travels across City beaches, participants must adhere to the City regulations. No dogs are allowed on the beach.

Yes, children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. The same laws that regulate minors on City streets also apply on City beaches.

  • No ID is required to receive your Bib. Simply provide the name you pre-registered with.
  • There are no age limits for this race.
  • Children who are small enough to be pushed in a Jogger or Ride in a Bike Seat do not need to register and can accompany an Adult for free.
  • NOTE: Only participants who have registered and paid will receive a Bib and T-Shirt.
  • All tickets are Non-transferable unless authorized by event organizers. Please contact info@lowtideride if you wish to transfer a ticket.

There are no refunds on purchased tickets.

Yes, most of our top finishers ride road bikes on the sand. Since the race takes place on the lowest tide of the month, the sand is hard packed and easy to navigate. Occasionally bikers will have to carry their bikes over seaweed and other natural obstacles, but that’s what makes the race so fun and unique.

At low tide, any wide tire bike will really fly on the damp sand! The start time coincides with a very low ocean tide. In most areas, the course will be 50’ to 100’ wide, although the best riding and running is usually at the water’s edge. Bike helmets are required for all cyclists under the age of 18. The organizers will follow the riders on the beach in a vehicle to provide assistance and first aid.

Not if you rinse your bike after the race. Your entry fee includes a fresh water rinse and a free chain lube.

Yes, the finish line closes 1 1/2 hours after the race begins.

Yes, there are water stations at Sunset park (start and finish), and at the turn around point at the end of the Shores.

Yes. There is no additional fee.

To sponsor this event, please contact Jane Simeral at jsimeral@pacbell.net